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#ConnectingEuropeFacility – €1.4 billion to support sustainable transport projects

#ConnectingEuropeFacility – €1.4 billion to support sustainable transport projects

| October 17, 2019

The European Commission has launched a call worth €1.4 billion to support key transport projects through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the EU’s central funding instrument for infrastructure networks. The investment will help build missing connections across the continent, while focusing on sustainable transport modes. Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc said: “To accelerate decarbonisation and contribute to the completion […]

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New EU-funded upgrades on the #NaplesBari line, southern Italy

New EU-funded upgrades on the #NaplesBari line, southern Italy

| October 9, 2019

The European Commission approved a €124 million investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to upgrade a 16.5-km section of the Naples-Bari railway line, between Cancello and Frasso Telesino, southern Italy. Works include doubling-up single-track rail lines to increase speed, capacity and reduce travel time. Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc said: “This EU project will give a […]

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UK #HighSpeedRailLink is over budget, years behind schedule, government says

UK #HighSpeedRailLink is over budget, years behind schedule, government says

| September 4, 2019

A proposed high-speed rail project to improve links from London to central and northern England will cost about 20 billion pounds more than originally expected and is up to five years behind schedule, the government said on Tuesday (3 September), writes Michael Holden of Reuters. The High Speed 2 project (HS2) aims to slash journey […]

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MEPs vote for upgrade to #RailPassengerRights

MEPs vote for upgrade to #RailPassengerRights

| November 20, 2018

Updated rail passengers’ rights should include higher compensation rates for delays and better assistance to people with reduced mobility. MEPs backed changes to the 2009 rules that aim to ensure better assistance to people with reduced mobility, better access for cyclists, and clearer complaints-handling procedures. Furthermore, rail companies should improve information given to passengers about […]

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#RailPassengerRights – New rules to better protect EU travellers

#RailPassengerRights – New rules to better protect EU travellers

| November 14, 2018

MEPs are set to back new rules strengthening rail passenger rights across the EU, including higher compensation in case of delays and more assistance for people with disabilities. Every year passengers travel some 500 billion kilometres on Europe’s rail network and Parliament wants to ensure they are protected. MEPs will vote to modernize rail passenger […]

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#RailwaySafety – Commission refers #Bulgaria to #CourtOfJustice for failure to transpose and comply with EU rules

#RailwaySafety – Commission refers #Bulgaria to #CourtOfJustice for failure to transpose and comply with EU rules

| November 12, 2018

The Commission has decided to refer Bulgaria to the Court of Justice of the EU for failure to correctly transpose and implement EU legislation on railway safety (Directive 2004/49/EC). The Directive requires member states to establish an investigating body which is independent in its organization, legal structure and decision-making from any railway undertaking, infrastructure manager, […]

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MEPs back update of #RailPassengerRights across EU

MEPs back update of #RailPassengerRights across EU

| October 11, 2018

    Transport MEPs backed strengthened rail passengers’ rights, such as higher compensation rates for delays and better assistance to persons with reduced mobility. EU rail passenger rights rules have been in force since 2009. Today’s vote is an important step towards improving and updating those rights. Higher compensation rates after long delays MEPs backed […]

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